Happy Red Tuesday?

Apparently, that's what some are calling today.

This date is the day break-ups are most likely to occur, according to a new survey. Four days before Valentine's Day; that's pretty rough.

You'd think maybe people would be feeling all lovey leading up to the romantic holiday or that maybe they'd want to stick it out?


Illicit Encounters, a Unjted Kingdom secret dating site for married people (read: for cheaters looking for affairs) found in a survey of 3,000 of their site's users, about one in five people -- 22 percent, actually -- say they've dumped someone the week before Valentine's Day.

Of that group, 72 percent chose Feb. 10 to break things off.

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“There are many different reasons people make such a drastic decision so close to Valentine’s Day," said Lucy Redford, a psychologist, in a statement released by Illicit Encounters. “Some people realize how much they don’t love someone with the romanticism in the air; some buckle under the pressure of committing; others think they can probably do better if they’re not happy and because Valentine’s Day is a national celebration. It’s hard to ignore.

"For a lot of couples, the 14th of February brings them closer together and makes them realize how in love they are. For others, it’s a reminder of the cracks in their relationship. A lot of people cannot bear to be false and celebrate something that doesn’t exist, so they break up beforehand."

So, in other words, Valentine's Day either brings you closer to your significant other, or if you're already having problems, breaks you up, because you don't want to go on pretending things are OK.

Or maybe you just don't want to shell out the dough for a V-Day present for someone you're just kind of meh about. I think that could have something to do with it too.

The survey also found that dumping someone electronically is rising in popularity.

The top six ways people choose to dump their partners are:

  • By text, 31 percent
  • By phone call, 28 percent
  • In person, 27 percent
  • Via Facebook, 8 percent
  • By Whatsapp, 4 percent
  • Via Twitter, 2 percent

So, if you get a "we need to talk ..." text today, don't say I didn't warn you.

Happy Valentine's Day!